Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Chemung Financial Corporation operates as a bank.


Trading at 27.1% below its fair value

Earnings are forecast to grow 6.6% per year

Earnings grew by 46% over the past year

Pays a high and reliable dividend of 2.52%

Risk Analysis

No risks detected for CHMG from our risk checks.

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet, undervalued and pays a dividend.

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Share Price & News

How has Chemung Financial's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: CHMG has not had significant price volatility in the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Banks


US Market

1 Year Return




US Banks


US Market

Return vs Industry: CHMG underperformed the US Banks industry which returned 21.7% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CHMG underperformed the US Market which returned 24.7% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-0.9%-0.08%2.0%
30 Day-7.2%-1.6%3.9%
90 Day-5.4%9.2%12.0%
1 Year1.4%-0.9%18.9%15.5%26.2%23.6%
3 Year35.6%26.2%34.6%25.1%53.2%43.3%
5 Year72.4%49.2%86.1%65.2%75.7%56.3%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Chemung Financial's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Chemung Financial undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Undervalued compared to fair value

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: CHMG ($41.25) is trading below our estimate of fair value ($56.56)

Significantly Below Fair Value: CHMG is trading below fair value by more than 20%.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: CHMG is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.7x) compared to the Banks industry average (12.8x).

PE vs Market: CHMG is good value based on its PE Ratio (11.7x) compared to the US market (18.9x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: CHMG is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (1.8x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: CHMG is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.1x) compared to the US Banks industry average (1.2x).

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Future Growth

How is Chemung Financial forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: CHMG's forecast earnings growth (6.6% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: CHMG's earnings (6.6% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.3% per year).

High Growth Earnings: CHMG's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: CHMG's revenue (3.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than the US market (7.5% per year).

High Growth Revenue: CHMG's revenue (3.5% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: CHMG's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (9.2%).

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Past Performance

How has Chemung Financial performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: CHMG has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: CHMG's current net profit margins (22.8%) are higher than last year (15.9%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: CHMG's earnings have grown by 18.4% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: CHMG's earnings growth over the past year (46%) exceeds its 5-year average (18.4% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: CHMG earnings growth over the past year (46%) exceeded the Banks industry 27.1%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: CHMG's Return on Equity (9.4%) is considered low.

Return on Assets

Return on Capital Employed

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Financial Health

How is Chemung Financial's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)

Financial Position Analysis

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: CHMG has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if CHMG's debt is covered by short term assets.

Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: CHMG's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: CHMG has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: CHMG's liabilities are made up of primarily low risk sources of funding.

Loan Level: CHMG has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: CHMG's loans are broadly funded by customer deposits.

Level of Bad Loans: CHMG has an appropriate level of bad loans (1.8%)

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What is Chemung Financial's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Dividend Yield vs Market


Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: CHMG's dividend (2.52%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.4%).

High Dividend: CHMG's dividend (2.52%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.66%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: CHMG's dividends per share have been stable in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: CHMG's dividend payments have increased over the past 10 years.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonably low payout ratio (29.5%), CHMG's dividend payments are well covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: CHMG's dividends in 3 years are forecast to be well covered by earnings (27.2% payout ratio).

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What is the CEO of Chemung Financial's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?


Average management tenure


Anders Tomson (52yo)





Mr. Anders M. Tomson has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Chemung Canal Trust Company and Chemung Financial Corporation since December 22, 2016. Mr. Tomson has been the President of Chemung ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Anders's total compensation ($USD802.00K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.08M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Anders's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Management Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: CHMG's management team is considered experienced (4.7 years average tenure).

Board Age and Tenure


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: CHMG's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 10.8 years average tenure).

Insider Trading

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

SellUS$9,50022 May 19
Thomas Wirth
Max PriceUS$47.50
SellUS$20,79315 May 19
Daniel Fariello
Unit President
President of Capital Bank Division - Chemung Canal Trust Company
Max PriceUS$48.47
SellUS$43708 May 19
Daniel Fariello
Unit President
President of Capital Bank Division - Chemung Canal Trust Company
Max PriceUS$48.50
BuyUS$27,98606 Mar 19
Jeffrey Streeter
Max PriceUS$47.11
SellUS$24,16425 Feb 19
Karen Makowski
Max PriceUS$48.35
BuyUS$20,75029 Jan 19
G. Tranter
Member of the Board of Directors
Independent Director
Max PriceUS$41.50
BuyUS$41,76028 Jan 19
Denise Gonick
Max PriceUS$41.76

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Management Team

  • Mike Wayne (58yo)

    Senior VP & Director of Marketing

    • Tenure: 14yrs
  • Catherine Crandall

    Senior Vice President of WMG Estate Administration

    • Norman Ward (69yo)

      SVP, Chief Auditor & Senior Investment Officer

      • Karl Krebs (63yo)

        CFO, Executive VP & Treasurer

        • Tenure: 6.3yrs
        • Compensation: US$439.81k
      • Anders Tomson (52yo)


        • Tenure: 3.1yrs
        • Compensation: US$802.00k
      • Robert Pichette

        Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending

        • Kathy McKillip

          Assistant VP & Corporate Secretary

          • Dan Fariello (42yo)

            President of Capital Bank Division - Chemung Canal Trust Company

            • Tenure: 2yrs
            • Compensation: US$341.06k
          • Pamela Burns

            Senior Vice President of Human Resources

            • Marianne Kalec

              Senior Vice President of Retail Lending

              Board Members

              • Ron Bentley (66yo)


                • Tenure: 12.8yrs
                • Compensation: US$102.36k
              • Bruce Boyea (67yo)

                Independent Director

                • Tenure: 8.8yrs
                • Compensation: US$33.40k
              • David Dalrymple (65yo)

                Chairman of the Board

                • Tenure: 27yrs
                • Compensation: US$81.61k
              • Robert Dalrymple (68yo)

                Independent Director

                • Tenure: 25yrs
                • Compensation: US$44.28k
              • Stephen Lounsberry (65yo)

                Independent Director

                • Tenure: 25yrs
                • Compensation: US$50.30k
              • Richard Swan (70yo)

                Independent Director

                • Tenure: 36yrs
                • Compensation: US$47.87k
              • Larry Becker (79yo)

                Independent Director

                • Tenure: 8.7yrs
                • Compensation: US$41.68k
              • Anders Tomson (52yo)


                • Tenure: 3.1yrs
                • Compensation: US$802.00k
              • Tom Tyrrell (68yo)

                Independent Director

                • Tenure: 5.9yrs
                • Compensation: US$43.37k
              • Tom Tranter (64yo)

                Independent Director

                • Tenure: 5.9yrs
                • Compensation: US$43.77k

              Company Information

              Chemung Financial Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

              Key Information

              • Name: Chemung Financial Corporation
              • Ticker: CHMG
              • Exchange: NasdaqGS
              • Founded: 1833
              • Industry: Regional Banks
              • Sector: Banks
              • Market Cap: US$200.650m
              • Shares outstanding: 4.85m
              • Website:

              Number of Employees


              • Chemung Financial Corporation
              • One Chemung Canal Plaza
              • Elmira
              • New York
              • 14901
              • United States


              TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
              CHMGNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJan 1975


              Chemung Financial Corporation operates as a bank. The bank offers demand deposits and interest and non-interest bearing time and savings deposits. It's deposits include jumbo deposits and retail time deposits. The bank provides commercial and industrial loans, consumer loans, commercial real estate loans, and other loans and leases. The company offers consumer loans, including credit card loans, revolving credit plans, and automotive loans. The company offers commercial real estate loans for land development and on-site construction of industrial, commercial, residential, or farm buildings in the United States; real estate-backed residential loans; and commercial loans collateralized by real estate properties. The company offers domestic and foreign commercial and industrial loans. The company offers loans for the purpose of financing agricultural production; loans which include planned and unplanned overdrafts, to governments in non-U.S. countries, to their official institutions, and to international and regional institutions. For 2017, it has an asset value of 1.7 million USD. The bank has generated a net income of 7,430 USD in December 31, 2017. Chemung Financial Corporation was founded in 1833 and is based in Elmira, New York. 

              Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

              All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
              DataLast Updated (UTC time)
              Company Analysis2020/01/18 23:33
              End of Day Share Price2020/01/17 00:00
              Annual Earnings2018/12/31

              Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.